Eric Reid delivered one ugly hit to Ben Watson during the New England Patriots’ Week 3 preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on Thursday.
The Panthers safety came in late and made contact with the tight end’s head. Watson was removed from the game and was put in concussion protocol.
The whole incident came just days after the two had a little bit of a beef on Twitter, though Reid denied any connection between the two incidents. Reid did kneel beside Watson after the play to make sure the tight end was okay. That didn’t stop Watson from sharing his displeasure over the hit later on social media.
It appears Reid also sent a text Watson’s way over the hit after Thursday’s game, according to The Athletic’s Joe Person. He reportedly received a response from Watson, although it’s unclear what was said.
Reid has yet to hear from the league, per Person, but a fine still wouldn’t surprise him.
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